Raymond Millien

Raymond Millien

Raymond Millien , named one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine and a “Corporate IP STAR” by Managing IP (MIP) Magazine, is Chief IP Officer at Volvo Car Corporation and CEO of Volvo Cars Ventures. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University (New York, USA) and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School (Washington, DC, USA). Previously, he has led the IP function at GE Oil & Gas and the American Express Company, and the software IP function at GE Healthcare. Mr. Millien has also served as General Counsel of merchant bank Ocean Tomo, LLC, and practiced law in the Washington, DC offices of DLA Piper US LLP and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC.


Posts by Raymond Millien


Supreme Court’s Latest Patent Case and Software Patentability

The Supreme Court’s Alice decision has again left the IP bar without a clear, repeatable test to determine when exactly a software (or computer-implemented) claim is …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 1

Are Your Corporate Transactional Attorneys Harming Your Future IP Strategy?

Entering into a corporate transaction without a careful review of the intellectual property (IP) involved can have negative consequences on an enterprise’s future IP strategy. This …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 1

12 Year-End Considerations for Non-Disclosure Agreements

As the year quickly comes to a close, I recently engaged in some file cleanup. During this cleanup, it struck me that the most common type of …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 5

Unintended Consequences of the New USPTO Micro Entity Fees

Ever since March 19, 2013, I have been feeling slightly uncomfortable asking one question to some of my new clients. What is that question you ask? It is: “What …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 12

Contracts 101: Covenants, Representations and Warranties in IP License Agreements

Recently, it has struck me that many business folks who “negotiate tons of IP license agreements,” fail to understand the difference between covenants, representations and warranties that …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 2

Competency Standards and Ethical Regulations for U.S. Intellectual Property Brokers and Other Middlemen

Individual inventors and corporate IP owners are used to dealing with accountants, lawyers and investment advisors – all professionals who are governed by state and/or federal professional …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 0

Bridging the Innovation Gap: Pro Bono Opportunities for Intellectual Property Attorneys

I ended my three-part article by recommending that members of the IP Bar should strive to volunteer more pro bono hours in order to help bridge the …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 1

Landscape 2013: Who are the Players in the IP Marketplace?

The latest statistics show that the cumulative value of U.S. intellectual property is approximately $5.8 trillion (or 48.4% of GDP), and each year over half a million patent …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 2

(Numbers) and IP Licensing Agreements

Now, for those of you paying attention, you will notice that the spelled out numbers do not match the digits appearing in parentheticals. Why do attorneys do …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 2

Defensive Patent Pools: There are Surprisingly Few Options

Unlike NPEs, defensive patent pools entities do not (at least initially) seek to generate revenues. Rather, they charge admission fees into the pool to fund IP acquisitions …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 1

The Real McCoy Part 3: How to Bridge America’s Innovation Gap

In a 1972 court decision, United States Supreme Court Justice Stewart wrote: “Property does not have rights. People have rights.” Accordingly, Blacks must be diligent in making sure …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 1

The Real McCoy Part 2: I am a Man Who Thinks and My Thoughts are Valuable

One of the more indelible images of the civil rights movement are those from the Spring of 1968 as Black sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis, Tennessee …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 2

The Real McCoy: Should Intellectual Property Rights be the New Civil Rights in America?

Many may initially wonder what IP has to do with civil rights. After all, IP rights (IPR) have always been understood in terms of individual economic incentives …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 5

Business Methods (and Software) are Still Patentable!

For at least the past 15 years, the legal, technical and academic communities have been debating the patentability of business methods and software. Despite much negative press ink, …
By Raymond Millien
9 years ago 4

The Smart Phone Patent Wars: Is Government Action on the Horizon?

Last month, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives held hearings related to patent disputes, the ITC, SSOs and FRAND licensing – no doubt …
By Raymond Millien
9 years ago 2